Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Share |
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


I had a ton of nail pops that I repaired. I used DAP Spackle and sand all three coats. They were smooth to the hand. The I sprayed the texture (one coat) and then primed (one coat). When I go home yesterday, the wife said, you can see all the nail pop locations. They are now raised to the touch. One guy said I should have textured two coats. On one very small wall in the hall, I thinned out the joint compound and skim coated the wall. It had nail pops but you can not see them on that wall. Just where I used the DAP Spackle but not where I used the joint compound. The texture appears to be different over Spackle.
These walls were previously textured orange peel and painted. Now I textured over the existing and same orange peel.
Question:
In order to fix this raised appearance, should I skim coat the entire wall again and re-texture and re-prime?
or
Just re-texture over the existing texture again laying it on heavy?

What a pain it is to skim coat two 20x8 walls. Any ideas on how not to do the whole thing again?

Thanks

AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,609
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


You chose a tough product for patching---Drywall mud should have been used---I doubt if the parches swelled up---more likely you did not sand then well enough or perhaps did not feather them out far enough--

try drywall mud--either powdered easy sand pr light weight (blue lid)--prime before texturing--

this will let you see what you have more easily that looking at the various colors of the mud/painted areas--use a bright light near the wall to highlight the patch---

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Thanks Mike. So, am I correct in thinking that the entire wall should be skim coated then primed then textured again?

I thought that there would have been an easy fix. That was a lot of work. My wife said leave it alone maybe the paint will hide them. I told her that there is an obvious texture difference where the joint compound was used vs where the spackle was used.

I thought I could lay down another heavy coat of orange peel to maybe hide them more. I would hate to have to start all over again.

I am a disabled vet dont have a lot of money and am a First Time Home Owner. I can tell you, a drywaller I am not.

Thanks
AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,850
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


My suspicion is that you didn't properly fix the nail pops to begin with. It's unlikely mud or texture will cause this problem. You should screw in a couple drywall screws a couple inches on either side of a nail pop, and then remove the nail or drive it all the way in with a nail set. Then it'll be solid and you shouldn't have any issues with covering mud.
jeffnc is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jeffnc For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (02-28-2013)
Old 02-28-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


I'm guessing that is the case. I drove a screw above and below and removed most of the nails. I think that by doing this, I missed the nails that were in between the screws that I put. Drawing the drywall to the studs may have pulled the drywall up to other nails that were not popping out.

Either way, I think I have no choice but to put new joint compound over the new bumps and skim coat the entire wall and start all over with new texture then primer.

Just stinks that I wasted the money on the texture and the primer and the rental of the compressor. I was trying to find an easier way out. By the time I am done I will have three layers of texture and primer and paint that should withstand an earthquake.
AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,850
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Sounds like you did it right, but got unlucky. Personally, if anything is a "bump", to me that's a problem that will probably not go away. I'd want to drive them all down.
jeffnc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Thanks for the advice. I now know what I will be doing this weekend.....again.lol
AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:41 AM   #8
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,609
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


If the orange peal is the cause of the miss match---often the patch can be rolled sever times to add the orange peal--then re roll the entire wall-----

Skim coating is a lot of work---so I'd try adding back the orange peal in those areas--

Also---a shiny paint exaggerates any issues---switching to a flat or low sheen paint will often make the problem go away----
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:41 AM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Almost forgot. Should I wet down the walls and remove the new texture and primer or should I just skim coat over the new and do it again?
AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #10
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,609
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


If you must skim coat--go right over the existing-----use blue bucket ,light weight---

if you have a high sheen paint you may need a coat of multi purpose first--green lid--that one contains glue--but is hard to sand---try the blue in a small area---if it bonds--you are good---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Thanks Mike for hanging so long on this issue. You are right it is a ton of work and as I said, I am a disabled Vet and the last time around took its toll on me.

So are you suggesting that I try to hide with more Orange Peel or rolling the texture on with a roller heavy over those areas?
AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #12
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,609
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


I'd give fixing what you have one more shot-----Our last job was 10 days of skim coating and paint---the dust became an issue with the home owner----it is not a fun task---

I don't know how busted up you are, but shim coating is a lot of exercise---I have a tool that makes it easy---my assistant, who is an ace with drywall!
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,437
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Air it gets a little confusing when you put the same thread in 2 different locations.
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 12
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


I understand. I am new the the site and did not realize at the time the different categories.

Just a mistake.
AirborneB is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AirborneB For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (03-01-2013)
Old 03-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,609
Default

Drywall/Paint Question


Just a note to new members---Many members browse the site by pressing 'todays posts' or 'New posts' --so the category are not as important as you might think---

I could merge the two threads together---but I believe that will make a confusing mess of both threads---Mike-----

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DRIcore question trailblazer1229 Flooring 0 02-24-2010 09:25 AM
3 Phase meter socket question a320200 Electrical 4 12-11-2009 12:45 AM
An unasked question is the only dumb question jackie treehorn Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 1 09-20-2009 08:24 PM
A question about water preassure. reasonforseason Plumbing 5 04-14-2009 04:36 PM
Basement Renovation Question KUIPORNG Remodeling 234 08-26-2008 08:19 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.